Master of Criminal Justice

University of Canterbury

Subject area

Legal Studies



1.5 Years

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Students will have acquired an advanced understanding of the theories of the causes of crime, including psychological, sociological, cultural and environmental theories and the empirical research that underpins those theories. They will also have an understanding of the statute and case law governing the criminal justice process, particularly aspects of the criminal law, criminal procedure and sentencing. They will have a good knowledge of the systems and institutions involved in the criminal justice process including prisons and providers of community service penalties, the police, the courts, restorative justice and health providers whose activities are linked to the criminal justice process. Graduates will be able to interpret relevant legislation, analyse and critique existing policies in criminal justice fields and identify or appraise suggestions for reform.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

An approved Bachelor's degree.

Detailed requirements

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1.5 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$8,158 $12,237
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$8,582 $12,873
Total $16,740 $25,110

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

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In employment N/A
In further study N/A
On a benefit N/A

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Contact details

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Phone: (03) 369 3999

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